ruff linkage 201203

[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]

#watch and

‘My First Hardcore Song’ by 8yr old Juliet OFFICIAL – “8 yr old Juliet teamed up with the hottest producer ROB SHARPE this school holidays and smashed out this BRUTAL track..” gives me hope

YEARS – “A record player that plays slices of wood.”

The Many D’ohs of Homer Simpson – “From Season 1-20 of The Simpsons, the D’ohs that Homer Simpson says.”

Burning Man: Rites Of Passage, Burning Man Experience In Day & Night – “Burning Man: Rites Of Passage, Burning Man Experience In Day & Night By Rusty Blazenhoff on January 14, 2012 Burning Man: Rites Of Passage is a two-part film from Brooklyn-based photographer Ahmed that shows “a short glimpse” of the 2011 Burning Man festival experience in day and night.” these films are so beautiful they made me sad that I will never make it to burning man …

The Scream – Edvard Munch’s famous painting animated


Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images – “Many of us can automatically recall these photos in our heads, but far fewer can name the photographers who took them. Even fewer know what those photographers look like. Tim Mantoani hopes to change that by taking portraits of famous photographers holding their most iconic or favorite photos”

the pothole gardener – “londoner steve wheen brings greenery and miniature scenes to the streets of east london in his ‘the pot hole gardener’ project. the idea, which was conceptualized based on guerrilla gardening, is simple: ‘my neighbourhood has a distinct lack of green space,’ wheen reflects; ‘[and] I’m a gardener with no garden.'”

Sandwich Artist – classic art pieces in sandwich form

Herpderpedia, A Collection of Tweets by People Freaking Out About Wikipedia’s SOPA & PIPA Blackout – “This in turn has resulted in quite a few freakouts on Twitter that are being thoughtfully collected by Nick Quaranto on @herpderpedia.

The Occupy movement: three months on – “There are different ways of being on the streets, and all of them are political. As the recession immiserates more and more of us, resistance will increasingly become a process of negotiating trauma, of developing economies of care that include the lost, the destitute, the down-and-out, those who cannot be “fluffy” because they have become crusted over with the debris of desperation. When these occupations are evicted, not everyone involved will be able to go home, scrub the dirt out of their hair and go back to work. Those who have lost their jobs and homes, those who left them to protest, and those who never had them in the first place attract disapprobium from their own side as well as from those determined to slander the anti-capitalist movement as filthy and unkempt. Useful activism, however, usually involves getting your hands dirty.”

#FactsWithoutWikipedia, Twitter Users Create Their Own “Facts” Without the Use of Wikipedia – “With the English language version of Wikipedia blacked out to protest of SOPA and PIPA today, Twitter users have begun creating their own humorous “facts” and tagging them with #FactsWithoutWikipedia.”

Valentine’s Domo – “A plush of pink Domo with heart-shaped glasses” blacked out in protest of SOPA / PIPA – “As someone who creates content for the web, earns a living from it, and has had his content pirated, I do feel that we need better legislation against online piracy. I do not, however, think that SOPA or PIPA are the legislation we need.”

iconic black-and-white photos photoshopped in colour – “swedish artist sanna dullaway renders iconic black-and-white photographs in colour, utilizing primarily photoshop CS 5. dullaway, who offers a recolouring and restoration service for old photographs, undertook the works– alongside processing old family photos– as a personal project.”

melted plastic sculptures by stefan gross – “his melted plastic statues are formed from found objects– in this instance, childrens plastic toys. the grittiness of the collection may be observed in the sort of scientific approach gross employs in his practice of filling each toy with plastic organs to then spill as the innards of the disemboweled objects”

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False – “The sign starts here in Cleveland and will tour the US leading up to and beyond the 2012 presidential election. People who vote will be given the opportunity to have their portrait taken and give a short statement about why they voted the way they did. There will be a book, website, and videos that document people’s interactions and thoughts.”

svetlana mikhailova: tools for self-punishment – “Self-Punishment is one of the oldest religious practices in the world. This project explores a topic of what is self-punishment today; Are soul-searching, self-effacement, sorrow and self-incrimination physiological disorders or strength which allows you move forward?”

Strike Against SOPA & PIPA – “Over coming days you’ll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation. We hope you’ll take our concerns to heart and oppose this legislation.”

Rave Wars II – The Hardcore Strikes Back – “Limited edition of 200 copies.” and it’s already sold out.

Where the hits are streaming in 2011 – “We are also see­ing Hol­ly­wood now treat­ing online as more equiv­a­lent to DVD sales, offer­ing titles for sale online at roughly the same rate as they do on DVD. Let’s hope that this trend con­tin­ues to hold and that the indus­try sees the wis­dom of pro­vid­ing online streams in an ear­lier release win­dow. ”

Half the world’s richest 1% live in the United States – “In the grand scheme of things, even the poorest 5% of Americans are better off financially than two thirds of the entire world.”

WordPress › SOPA Blackout Plugin – “This plugin allows you to set SOPA blackout dates for your WordPress website. SEO friendly plus easy options to configure how often it’s shown.”

STRIKE AGAINST SOPA – lists sites that will go dark on 18.01. to protest SOPA

Why we need to stop SOPA and PIPA – great summary why we need to stop SOPA and PIPA


Thesen gegen die Ausplünderung der Gesellschaft – “Der Kapitalismus braucht keine Demokratie, sondern stabile Verhältnisse. Dass funktionierende demokratische Strukturen eher als Gegenkraft und Bremse des Kapitalismus wirken können und so auch wahrgenommen werden, machten die Reaktionen auf die angekündigte Volksabstimmung in Griechenland und deren baldige Rücknahme deutlich.”

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